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Alice May McDearmon

Alice May McDearmon

Female 1873 - 1911  (~ 37 years)

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  • Name Alice May McDearmon 
    Born Aug 1873  Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Died Jul 1911  Eugene, Lake, Oregon, USA buried Rest Haven Memorial park Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I8148  Whitton
    Last Modified 4 Apr 2018 

    Father Merrill Samuel McDearmon,   b. 1843, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Apr 1921, Faulkton, Faulk County, South Dakota Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Charlotte ?,   b. 1844, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Sep 1924, Faulkton, Faulk County, South Dakota Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Family ID F4073  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Clarence A E Whitton,   b. 9 Jun 1866, Wapun, Wisconsin, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Jun 1957, Eugene, Lane, Oregon buried Rest Haven Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 91 years) 
    Married 1 Jan 1894 
    Children 
     1. Margurite Alice Whitton,   b. 19 Aug 1895, Falk, South Dakota, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1971, Eugene, Lane , Oregon, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years)  [natural]
     2. Gertrude May Whitton,   b. 18 Nov 1897, Faulkton, South Dakota, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Mar 1986, Eugene, Lane , Oregon, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 88 years)  [natural]
     3. Clare Ellen Whitton,   b. 4 Mar 1906, South Dakota, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Nov 2000, Olympia, Thurston, Washington, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 94 years)  [natural]
    Last Modified 4 Apr 2018 
    Family ID F1973  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • This letter was written from Alice to Miss Ruby McDearmon of Faulkton, South Dakota describing her trip from South Dakota to Eugene, Oregon.

      "Eugene, Oregon"
      "June 18- '10"

      "Dear Ruby and all. We arrived safe and sound here and so far are very much pleased over the outlook. We had a very pleasant trip with the exception of one day. As we passed through most of N.D. at night did not see very much of it, and as we came through Mont. I was not at all pleased with the lay of the land. Just sage brush all along and it looked so barren and dreary. Then when we crossed the Rockies I began to think differently. The scenery was something so grand and wonderful and we could see the track before and behind us as it wound around the mountains. Our car was about the middle of the train and in some places we could see both engines as well as the rear coach at the same time. Then after reaching Spokane and going to the other depot we passed through the southeastern part of Wash. It is a part of the irrigated country and really it would be the last place on earth I would ever want to live. Hot, dirty, and sand, sand sand. Just great drifts of sand and it was nothing but sand for miles and miles. The sand drifts looked much worse to me than drifts of snow. They were so much higher and longer. The sand drifted and sifted in the car as the train passed along and I could even shake the sand off the top of my head. My silk waist was so completely covered with sand that I had to lay it away. It was impossible to brush the sand off and I am waiting an opportunity to wash it in gasoline. About 5 in the afternoon the sand "run away" and as the trees becamethicker and thicker the landscape changed almost as by magic. The mountain streams were so close together; pouring down almost every little crease or crevase. The Cascades were so beautiful. We reached Portland in a rain storm. It rained all night, but stoped (sic) in the morning. Then we went to the Union depot and came here. We certainly enjoyed our ride from Portland to Eugene after such a trying day as the one before. The trip down the valley was just fine. As we neared Eugene the country and buildings looked more prosperous and the fruit was a sight to see. Cherries so heavy on the branches they went way down. Loganberries just fields of them, strawberries and just fruit for miles and miles. When we arrived at Eugene, Mrs. Ogden was at the depot waiting for us. They had rooms already for us - new ones that have never been used and that is a good thing, they are so nice and clean. They are furnishing the kitchen as we want it and that is another good thing. We are right in the middle of the town and that is good as it gives us a good chance to look around and "size up" the town. Mr. & Mrs. Ogden came up Sat. evening and we have a good visit. Sun. we went to church and the people were so pleasant and friendly, introducing themselves and asking where they would find us to they could come and see us. We each received a beautiful rose and Clare almost had fits over them. Mrs. Oden brought some flowers Sat. evening white, pink and deep red roses and lilies. The people we rent the rooms of were invited down to look at a Curtiss flying machine (the owners room here, too) and they invited us to go with them and we have a good chance to hear all about it and examine it. It flies next Sat. & sun. Then we walked around the town a little and the yards were covered with flowers and shade trees and fruit trees. We are both so much pleased at peresent with Eugene. We have oly been here a short time but so far it is all right. It is so nice and cool and how we do sleep. Sun. night Clarence and the girls went to the Methodist church as it was children's day. Clare and I did not as she was asleep and stayed asleep. This afternoon we are going to take a walk in a different part of the town. This is the next morning and Clearence was out yesterday with a real estate men. He was very much pleased with everything he saw even to fruit land the price of which is $1500 per acre. How does that sound! He saw some homes on his ride through the city for sale and last night he wanted me to go right out with him and look at them. One we did not find. The cement walks in places are built right around the big trees. You can image how nice it looks. Some are right in the business streets. We are so pleased with what we have seen that I think we can stand a little rain. You must plan on coming out. We had logan berries & cantalope for breakfast. The strawberries are so good I am going to can some. The cherries we just eat all the time. Well Ruby this is rather long and so will say good bye.

      With love from Allie."

      Originally buried at IOOF (Eugene Pioneer) Cemetery, then reiterred at Rest Haven.